Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mystery photo

This photo shows Chaplin and Jinx Falkenburg (right) talking to a mystery couple. Any idea who the man and woman on the left might be? The date is probably circa 1941. I'm not completely convinced that the woman with Charlie is Jinx although it does look like her.


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  1. I'm pretty sure that Falkenburg is on the left. The man looks familiar but I've never been able to place him.

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  2. Because of the rings on both hands, I think that might be Reginald Gardiner. I'm not sure that one of those women is really Jinx Falkenburg.
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  3. My second guess is that the man looks very much like Victor Sassoon (and he too wore rings on both hands).
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    1. I think it's definitely Victor Sassoon! He visited Hollywood in early 1941--around the same time CC was seeing Jinx.

      There are also pictures of him on the set of TGD a couple of years before. Looks like the same man to me:

      http://photo.charliechaplin.com/images/6544-gd-pub-4-jpg

      The woman in black looks a little like Merle Oberon, who had been a lover of Sassoon's. She also parted her hair in the middle. It might not be her. Just a guess.

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  4. When I first looked at him, I thought it was Walt Disney. But I think he's too old to be Disney in 1941. Other than that I have no idea.

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  5. Yes, I used the same (flipped) TGD photo to compare ears... I love that kind of detective job!
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